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Tiger Woods

Admitted to Hospital as OD

12/8/2009 2:44 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

HospitalTiger Woods was admitted to Health Central Hospital the day after Thanksgiving as an overdose.

Sources connected with the hospital tell TMZ the admissions chart lists "OD" and that he was having trouble breathing.

We're told the fifth floor of the hospital was put on lockdown when Tiger arrived. Tiger was admitted under an alias -- William Smith. His wife, Elin Nordegren was by his side.

As we first reported, Elin gave paramedics two pill bottles at the accident scene -- we now know the prescriptions were for Ambien and Vicodin. Tiger was in and out of consciousness, snoring at the scene, and our sources say he clearly appeared to be under the influence of something -- not alcohol.

We're also told doctors used a breathing tube to assist his respiration.

We're also told hospital officials changed Tiger's alias after a few hours to another alias because they feared people would find out he was there.

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And the empire slowly crumbles...

1747 days ago


Wow. This is kinda huge. I think this is the first time in this whole debacle that I really think Tiger is in trouble. If not legally, but most definitely in the public eye. I still don't expect him to lose his sponsors if this turns out to be true and can be proven. No doubt most of them will offer to cover rehab.

1747 days ago

Wayne H.    

You know you're big time when using the alias "Will Smith" is an improvement on your privacy.

1747 days ago


They used a breathing tube to assist (intubation)? He must not have been able to protect his own airway. That is definitely more serious than taking a few pills.

1747 days ago

Pray For the Beaten Up!    

incomprehensible....just sick! Such a shady person with such a longstanding sterling reputation....how did he manage to dupe the public for so long...oh yeah...$$$$$$$$$$$$4

1747 days ago


I would have expected this from any low-life sports athlete, but not Tiger.

1747 days ago


TMZ, seems like you are changing your story. First you said that he was admitted due to injuries from his wife and know it's an overdose.

MSNBC said that his breathing troubles were due to a trachea injury.

First he was in car accident, then he was beat up, and now it's an overdose.

Stretching this story out thin.

Hipaa? leaks meant to distort the story? I'm questioning all of it.

1747 days ago


This story is getting VERY "Michael Jacksonish" very quickly. Tiger, drugs, marriage collapse, all sorts of other women (or boys in the other case), the center of attention has one extreme public personality that is proving to be the opposite of his private one, etc. on and on.

Is anyone else getting the creeps from all this?

1747 days ago


I'm appalled that someone released information that's part of his medical records. I hope he sues the hospital.

1747 days ago



All I know is that someone will be losing their job at that hospital. HIPPA means nothing when celebrities are involved I guess.


1747 days ago

Get A Grip    

How sad...................one wonders what Tiger has been struggling with since his Dad died...............

1747 days ago


For all you bleeding hearts, this proves that Tiger was under the influence and the Florida Highway Patrol covered this up when they so quickly closed the case. It was botched from the beginning and is a huge black eye for the Florida Highway Patrol. What a bunch of Bozos! This case should be reopened and the Florida Highway patrol should be investigated. I can't wait to hear what Nancy Grace says... LOL!

1747 days ago

Only swim in the Ocean    

Since Hospital records are protected from disclosure by State and Federal law, any 'source' could say 'anything' for the right price.

Tiger should be grateful this didn't happen in CA or Jerry Brown would be charging him and his Doctors with 'illegal' use of aliases and 'enabling'.

1747 days ago


Wonder if the 'event planner' whore, Rachel Uchitel, and the rest of the degenerate swines feel terribly proud of themselves for making the choice to lead lives of debauchery and selling their souls for money. Without women denigrating themselves and violating other women and, especially, those with families, men might learn to communicate (experience authentic intimacy, i.e. in-to-me-see) instead of "avoidance of authentic relationship with a loving female" through a few moments of lust and "getting-it-off" with swines.

1747 days ago

Allen Ridak    

Will Smith will be happy!

1747 days ago
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